National Grid 80 x 50 Pathway to Reduce GHG Emissions


In June 2018, National Grid released the Northeast 80×50 Pathway, and blueprint analysis for how National Grid and the states we serve (Massachusetts, New York and Rhode Island) can reduce greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions by 80 percent below 1990 levels by the year 2050. This pathway was the first of its kind in the Northeast and focuses on power generation, heat, and especially transportation, the largest source of GHG emissions in the Northeast. At the AEEE World Energy Conference & Expo, Jeannette Mills, Senior Vice President, Safety, Health and Environmental, National Grid, US, proposes to speak about National Grid’s 80×50 goals and how we are working toward a clean energy transition, so that we can serve our customers safely, reliably, and affordably long into the future. She will also discuss National Grid’s safety culture and how Safety, Health and Environmental will fit into our clean energy goals.

Presented By

Jeannette Mills
Senior Vice President, Safety, Health & Environmental Assurance
National Grid

Jeannette Mills is a dynamic, articulate and results-driven Operational Executive with extensive experience in the Energy and Utilities sectors as well as the Consumer Services sector. She has a proven track record of delivering solid achievements in the development, transformation and financial management of client facing operations. Ms. Mills is adept at building consensus to achieve corporate goals in operations and organizational redesign, driving greater customer satisfaction, efficient cost containment and, ultimately, improved bottom-line profitability.

Ms. Mills is the Senior Vice President of Safety, Health and Environmental at National Grid where she is the executive responsible for all aspects of Occupational Safety, Process Safety, Health & Wellbeing and Environmental Management within the company’s US region. She is also responsible for ensuring the Company operations provide a high-level of protection for human health, safety, and public welfare.

Prior to joining National Grid, Ms. Mills was appointed to the Maryland Public Service Commission in June 2015 by Governor Lawrence J. Hogan of Maryland where she was a member of a five-person panel that regulated gas, electric, telephone, water, sewage disposal companies, and transportations companies.
Ms. Mills served as the Executive Vice President of Take Shape For Life, the direct-selling division of Medifast (NYSE: MED), a leading weight management and healthy living products company. This personal coaching division provided corporate field support for more than 10,000 Independent Health Coaches nationwide. Ms. Mills directed and coached Marketing, Operations and Business Development personnel while collaborating with Health Coach leadership to improve relationships and promote growth. Prior to joining the Senior Executive team of Medifast (NYSE: MED), Ms. Mills was a member of the Board of Directors of Medifast from 2008 until 2013. During her tenure, Ms. Mills served as the Chairperson of the Compensation Committee.
Ms. Mills began her career in 1988 with Baltimore Gas and Electric (BGE), an Exelon Company (NYSE: EXC), in Baltimore, Maryland. During her career at BGE, Ms. Mills held mission critical positions in the areas of Gas Business Operations and Planning, Business Transformation, Gas and Electric New Business, Electric System Planning, Customer Operations, Resource Management, and Project Engineering. She advanced steadily through increasing levels of trust and responsibility, from Associate Engineer and Engineer to Senior Engineer, Supervisor, Director, Manager, and Vice President.
As BGE’s Chief Customer Officer and Vice President of Customer Operations, Ms. Mills provided executive level management to a division responsible for the overall processes, systems, and planning that supported internal and external customer interfaces. These included customer contact center, billing and related services, service quality investigations, new connections (including pre-engineering and contractual activities), and key business relationships. She was also responsible for accounts receivable management, energy assistance and the outdoor lighting business.

Ms. Mills holds a Bachelors of Science Degree in Electrical Engineering from Virginia Tech and a Masters of Business Administration (MBA) from Loyola University. Jeannette received recognition as YW Boston’s Unstoppable Women’s Achiever Award in 2018. She was named to Maryland’s Top 100 Women’s Circle of Excellence in 2016. She also received the Black Engineer of the Year (BEYA) Pioneer Award in 2009. Savoy Magazine recognized her in 2008 as one of the Top 100 Most Influential Blacks in Corporate America. The Baltimore Business Journal selected her as a “40 under 40” in 2006.